I was recently confronted, online, with the following attack, not only on my faith, but on faith -- on religion -- in general: "...even a cursory, critical look shows religions, unfortunately, have never been able to [live and let live]. Everything from home schooling to genital mutilation to nearly every violent conflict around us in … Continue reading The Roots of All Evil
A couple years ago I was accused of anti-Semitism. Anyone who knows me will realize how ludicrous such an accusation is. Several people to whom I've related this story actually laughed out loud. This incident occurred shortly after I took part in the 2015 Page-to-Stage Festival, an annual event at the Kennedy Center which allows … Continue reading This Isn’t What I Wrote
In the summer of 2014 I produced a play I had written, and it received two reviews in the local press. One was the best review of my career as a self-producing playwright. The other was one of the most malicious reviews of any play which I've ever read. It was, in fact, so harsh, … Continue reading Dying to Myself
A few years ago I wrote a monologue for Good Friday, performed at my church, in which Judas muses over what's it's been like to be Judas. All the while he's fashioning a noose for himself, because, as we all know, he did hang himself. And boy was his face red! It's easy to dehumanize … Continue reading Lambs Leading Lambs
I keep getting flak from atheists. Granted, I am a Christian, and Christians have been known to antagonize atheists from time to time. But I'm not out to antagonize anyone. I don't make it my business to change the hearts and minds of the atheists of the world. Typically my beliefs are challenged out of … Continue reading Truth, Proof, Evidence, Faith, and Belief
A couple years ago when I attended the Passover Seder at my parents' home, I was struck by two of the rituals which are incorporated into that celebration, the blessings over the bread and the wine. These are known, respectively, as the HaMotzi and the HaGafen, and, while not limited to Passover, are integral to … Continue reading Passover Communion
My goal here is to simply explain, to those who may be interested, the process by which I decided which God to place my faith in.
In my previous post I wrote about my "coming out" as a Christian, but failed to address the issue of why I was drawn to Christianity. This question is really many questions, and I hope to answer them by posting to this blog over the course of time. Two questions, however, stand right out in … Continue reading How Can I?
Fast-forward almost twenty years and the tables turned. Now I was the one coming out to my brother, not as gay, but as Christian.